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Banco de Costa Rica was founded on April 20th, 1877 under Banco de la Unión name  until 1890 when it changed to Banco de Costa Rica.  It was created to become the new banking alternative among those existing ones and whose first tasks were to offer loans, keep checking accounts, deposits and perform collections among others.  After seven years as of its foundation, Banco de Costa Rica became the only one money issuer and first manager of public income through a contract which was called Soto-Ortuño Contract effective up to 1896.

Other economic actions took place along the years up to 1928 when it decentralized its services creating new branches in Limón and Puntarenas ports.

In 1948, a Junta Fundadora de la Segunda República decree established banking nationalization and Banco de Costa Rica adhered to it until now.  It is an autonomous institution as per agreement to Article 189 of the Constitution of the Republic of Costa Rica since 1949.

Recently, Banco de Costa Rica has devoted to modernize and become innovative procuring rapid, comfortable customer services through usage of modern technology.

We gladly invite you to know our organization, branch locations, ATMs, our services and even contact us or make your service requests through these means.


For further information, please contact us at: CentroAsistenciaBCR@bancobcr.com
Telephone (506) 2211-1111


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